9 Typical NonRestricted and Restricted Actions Quiz + MORE
Hinge (or break) action
A bolt action is similar to a door bolt and can be single or multiple shot
A lever action has a metal handle that opens the action. It can be single or multiple shot.
A pump action works by pumping the fore-end of the stock back and forth and is normally multiple shots.
A semi-automatic action extracts and ejects empty casings and inserts another cartridge in the chamber automatically, each time you pull the trigger.
Single Action Revolver
A revolver that requires the hammer to be cocked manually. Pressing the trigger will not cause it to fire until this is done.
Single Action Semi-automatic
An action that releases the hammer from a cocked position when the trigger is pulled. In Single Action Semi-automatic, the hammer stays cocked after each shot is fired.
Double Action Semi-automatic
In double action Double Action Semi-automatic the hammer stays cocked after each shot is fired, though the trigger pull is shorter and may need less pressure once the first shot is discharged. Single Action Semi-automatic
Double Action Only Semi-automatic
In Double Action Only Semi-automatic only, the hammer returns to the forward position after each shot is fired.
Double Action Revolver
Top Break Revolver
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